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DC Doug Mallory one of two defensive coaches canned by Hoosiers

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Earlier this week, one of the worst teams at the FBS level with one of the worst defenses demoted its coordinator.  Friday, a program with similar 2013 defensive lowlights took it a step further.

Indiana confirmed in a press release early this afternoon that head coach Kevin Wilson has dismissed defensive coordinator Doug Mallory.  Along with Mallory, defensive line coach Jon Fabris “will not return to the coaching staff for the 2014 season,” the release stated.

“Doug and Jon are solid coaches and good men,” Wilson said in a statement. “We appreciate everything they have done for IU Football and wish them both the very best moving forward. We are excited about the future as we continue to build our program in a positive way.”

Mallory, who also held the titles of assistant head coach and safeties coach, recently completed his third season with the Hoosiers, while Fabris finished his second.  Mallory is also the son of Bill Mallory, the winningest head coach in the history of IU football

In 2013, the Hoosiers were 114th in scoring defense, 120th in total defense, 115th in run defense and 118th in pass defense.  Wilson will be entering his fourth season at IU, and must find away to turn around the defensive side of the ball if he wants to make it to a fifth year.

(Photo credit: Indiana athletics)

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2 Responses to “DC Doug Mallory one of two defensive coaches canned by Hoosiers”
  1. queenlivekillers says: Jan 10, 2014 6:23 PM

    I guess Bill Mallory can use that Michigan blanket with impunity now.

  2. metalhead65 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:23 AM

    long over due move! now they must open the vault and pay for for a proven coordinator who knows what he is doing or why bother getting rid of this guy? you do not see the big name schools hire people you have never heard of to run their offenses and defenses do you? Wilson has the program headed in the right direction but unless they fix the defense the program is doomed to fail. and trying to do that with a unknown guy to run it would be a mistake.

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